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Finding Aid for the Ricardo Donoso-Cortés y Mesonero-Romanos collection of literatura de kiosko, 1900-1967
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ricardo Donoso-Cortés y Mesonero-Romanos collection of literatura de kiosko
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1967
    Collection number: 1855
    Collector: Ricardo Donoso-Cortés y Mesonero-Romanos
    Extent: 166 boxes.
    Abstract: "Kiosk literature" (literatura de kiosco), were sold at kiosks on the street in Spain and encompass a great number of different subjects and subgenres within the genre of the novelette, from the comic genre, the detective novel, and the novel of adventures, to the novel for women, the romance novel, the erotic novel, and the illustrated novel. The collection consists of short novels, poetry collections, and theater collections, works by famous Spanish writers, Latin American authors, and international writers in translation. Furthermore, the collection showcases intriguing "new" genres in the realm of the short novel, such as scientific novelettes dealing with the history and genesis of scientific discoveries, with different episodes of the Spanish Civil War, with the lives of popular cabaret singers and actresses, and with a series of sporting events.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Purchased from Ricardo Donoso-Cortés y Mesonero-Romanos, 2010.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Josh Fiala, 2011.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ricardo Donoso-Cortés y Mesonero-Romanos collection of literatura de kiosko (Collection Number 1855). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 6540909 

    History

    Pulp literature of this kind, known as "Kiosk literature" (literatura de kiosco) because it was sold at kiosks on the street, encompasses a great number of different subjects and subgenres within the genre of the novelette, from the comic genre, the detective novel, and the novel of adventures, to the novel for women, the romance novel, the erotic novel, and the illustrated novel.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of short novels, poetry collections, and theater collections, encompassed within 422 series that amount to over 10,500 volumes published between 1900 and 1967. It contains a wealth of materials from Spain's popular culture during the first half of the 20th century, a period well known for the importance and social and cultural relevance of its popular collections of printed materials and its particularly dynamic and innovative publishing initiatives. The collection also includes series with works by famous Spanish writers (many of them, published for the first time in these series, such as Enrique Jardiel Poncela, Ramón María del Valle-Inclán, and Ramón Gómez de la Serna), Latin American authors, and international writers in translation. Furthermore, the collection showcases intriguing "new" genres in the realm of the short novel, such as scientific novelettes dealing with the history and genesis of scientific discoveries, with different episodes of the Spanish Civil War, with the lives of popular cabaret singers and actresses, and with a series of sporting events. It also includes the regional production of fiction (such as those found in the series, La novela vasca and Los cuentos extremeños) and a great number of erotic novelettes.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged by place of publication and sub-arranged (mostly alphabetically) by publisher series.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Pulp literature, Spanish---Sources.

    Other Indexing Related to this Collection

    All the individual titles in any series can be searched in the UCLA Library Catalog using the unique classification number assigned to each series (given under each series title below). Just paste the entire number into a search box in the UCLA Catalog and execute a "Call no." search. All of the titles that UCLA has of that particular series will appear in the menu in alphabetical order. To see all of the titles in this collection in alphabetical order by series, search just the first part of the classification no. (PQ6159.9)
    Donoso-Cortés y Mesonero-Romanos, Ricardo.